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Post Hurricane Florence Update

Hello Everyone!

The Council has sustained some damage to our facility due to Hurricane Florence. Because of this our reopen date continues to be up in the air at present. We are diligently working to open the Council, but there are many circumstances which will take time to navigate. We are in need of windows, new floors, ceilings, new lighting, and an audio system for the building. As we approach a resolution to the repairs and are able to safely resume regular working hours, the Council will update everyone via our email newsletter, our website, and our social media profiles. We have also posted an update for our Subgrant Applicants here. As always, you all have our thanks for your continued patience and understanding.

We hope that any supporters who are able, would consider being a part of our recovery journey by making a donation at http://bit.ly/donate2cfta. You can choose to contribute monthly or make a one-time minimum donation of $10. We will also have a number of volunteer opportunities available in our future. We will be sure to share information about that when we can. In whatever way you’re able to help, your support of the arts in Onslow County is most appreciated! We continue to hope all of you are recovering from the turmoil brought about by Florence. Our thoughts are with each of you as we all try to get back to some sense of normalcy. Together we are #OnslowCountyStrong!
Noah White, Executive Director

*Please note that any events on our current and future schedule could change as we undergo needed repairs. Be sure to check our calendar frequently and if there are any questions please contact us.


Come visit the Arts Council Gallery in downtown Jacksonville to explore new exhibits, connect with local artists, and find original items in the Art Market.

artist opportunities

We have opportunities for artists of different levels and all mediums at the Council. Connect with us so we can help you share your work with our community…and beyond!


Gallery shows, community cultural events, and more are on our calendar. Find out what’s coming up at the Council!

Creative Forces

Open studio sessions every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. for active duty and veteran service members, and their loved ones. Click for more information.

school programs

The Council for the Arts, in partnership with Onslow County Schools, works to provide literary and performing artist professionals for school performances.  Click to see the 2018-19 schedule!

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From the BLOG

Spring at Council for the Arts

Leo Tolstoy once said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” For The Council it’s been that and so much more!

We’ve had a flurry of activity which has continued unabated since January. Though it can sometimes be overwhelming, this flurry and quick pace, it has gifted us with an increased sense of purpose and doors that are swinging open ever wider to welcome in more of our community.

New Year at The Council

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Cre-8 Art Gala 2017

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